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15 Best Foods for American Staffordshire Terriers with Allergies

Written by: Zyra Capalac
Zyra is a Special Project Coordinator of HomeLife Media and a writer for She has 3 dogs namely Skye, Luna, and one of them is a rescue, named Tesla.Read more
| Published on December 9, 2022
Dealing with your AmStaff’s food allergies can be beyond frustrating! We asked our 800,000 members of American Staffordshire Terrier community on facebook the following question: “Those of you with AmStaffs who have allergies…. what food do you use and why?” We received hundreds of replies, and summarized the top 20 responses here.
As always, be sure to consult your veterinarian before making any health changes to your AmStaff’s diet. iHeartDogs is reader supported, so some of the links below may be affiliate links where we receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Also, view our roundup of the Best Foods for a Dog with Allergies

15 Best Dog Foods for AmStaffs with Allergies

Wild Earth. It’s amazing and we have no skin issues at all.

Author: Doris M.

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Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice kibble mixed with Natural Balance LID lamb and rice can food. Only food i found he likes and will eat after trying several different brands. He is allergic to chicken, Turkey, beef, pork, salmon, whitefish etc. Lamb seems to be what he tolerates the best.

Author: Sandi W.

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Not a food recommendation, but I would HIGHLY recommend this allergy supplement on Amazon. Reduced my dog’s itching substantially. My vet said keep using it!

Author: Jay C.

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Pickacu is allergic to chicken, beef, and seafood since switching to this his red spots have cleared as the itchy ears.

Author: Brittany Marie G.

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We have ours on a full Kangaroo diet plus grain free took a while to get the right balance but all good now

Author: Chris A.

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Ultimates it’s a Soldans brand. Had horrible allergies his whole life that’s the only food he’s ever eaten but it’s the best one I found

Author: Brice D.

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Pro plan sensitive skin and stomach.

Author: Heather L.

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It really stopped the stinky gas as well.

Author: Shawn L.

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4 health found at Tractor Supply

Author: Angel C.

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After two years of IBS & skin issues including sebaceous cysts, so many food trials- we finally found what worked for ours, it’s been three years now and no more issues. She’s allergic to chicken and fish, corn, & soy. She also has some environmental allergies.

She eats a Acana grain free duck in the AM and at night what helped most was the Answers raw. She can have all proteins except the chicken, she also gets the goat cheese bites with blueberries & cranberries and cow cheese w/garlic.

She can eat Tuckers raw Pattie’s but does best with answers. My St. Bernard/ Coonhound is on Tuckers and Farmina Cod bc he can’t have any chicken, Turkey or duck (fowl allergies) and is sensitive to beef & wheat. My beagle is on homemade & raw, we rotate. He can eat literally anything – he’s a beagle. My other three older dogs? They do just fine on Purina with homemade mixed in a few nights, oldest is 15, other than bad teeth that had to be pulled she’s healthy.

They are all individuals and there’s no one size fits all. It’s important to feed the dog in front of you

Author: Sarah J.

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Raw worked for mine. after 9 years of hypo allergenic prescription food. it’s over a year now and he has never been better. Check with your Vet first and make sure your feeding them the right amount for there weight. Good luck

Author: Civita Conte T.

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My Staffie had skin problems but when I switched to food with Salmon he never had that problem again

Author: MaryBeth P.

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My girl is allergic to chicken and anything with chicken in the ingredients.She is fed deer meat, vegetables & rice exclusively 

Author: Teri E.

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Natures Recipe, grain free, salmon, pumpkin, sweet potato. Because she is allergic to chicken and grains. The oil from the fish makes stinky farts , but it helps her skin. It’s been hard to find. So Whole Earth Farms, makes a chicken n grain free one too, that about same price, easier to find. It’s beef , lab n sweet potato. Meijer had both n we shop there, but been out of both recently. Petsmart and Petco have both but idk the Natures recipe out every where, but found the other. It’s bit better priced than Science Diet and Royal Canine which have prescription hydrolyzed protein food, but it needs prescription, hard to find, costs 100$ a bag if not more, n she does not really like it. These others she likes n eats with no issues. It’s extremely hard to find any dig food free of chicken or by products of chicken, then having to also be grain free. Nearly impossible. It’s those 2 only..I’ve spent literally hours in the pet store n grocery store reading every bag,n making notes n come to these are the only 2 I can get in this area. About 55 to 60$ for 14 or sonpound bags

Author: Nicole M.

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I’m looking for a new food now. She was good on earthborn grain free for a while, then switched to Purina pro plan for about a year and recently spent 3 days in the hospital for GI issues and isn’t handling the PPP well, so back to chicken/turkey and rice until I find something!

Author: Morgan L.

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Grain free causes heart problems.

Author: Shellie S.

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As always, be sure to consult your veterinarian before making any health changes to your AmStaff’s food. iHeartDogs is reader supported, so some of the links above may be affiliate links where we receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.

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